1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 152460
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/03/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 60% - 100% of $2,873 - $4,108 / Month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: This posting will be used to recruit for multiple positions: full-time, part-time, alternative and night shifts.  

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

HMC Central Processing Unit has an outstanding opportunity for 5 Hospital Central Services Technician 2's (part and full-time).  This individual will be responsible for the decontamination, processing, sterilization, and assembly of complex surgical instrument arrangements. 

Job Responsibilities:

Transport soiled instruments, basins and equipment from patient care areas to the appropriate decontamination areas.

Sort, soak instruments and equipment; disassemble as needed; load into baskets and process through automatic washer/sterilizers.

Prepare disinfectant solutions from toxic substances and chemicals according to manufacturers specifications; disinfects instruments and equipment such as tourniquets, drills, endoscopy equipment, infusion pumps, etc.

Operate semi-automatic cart washer to clean case carts, utility carts and other equipment.

Inspect, test, assemble, package, label and date instruments, supplies and equipment.

Tag broken or damaged instruments or equipment for repair and remove items from service.

Prepare specialized instruments and equipment for steam, gas or chemical sterilization as appropriate.

Package instrument sets in a manner that facilitate sterility and ease of use.

Assemble special emergency trays (examples: Crash Laparotromy Set, Peripheral Vascular Set, Chest Set).

Assemble, set up, test and document the set up and testing of specialized equipment (example: drills and flexible scopes).

Load autoclave carts and process instruments, equipment and supplies through the appropriate sterilization cycle.

Verify correct sterilization cycles by checking and signing autoclave printouts and sterilizer load cards.

Perform and document sterilizer function tests using vacuum, chemical and biological indicators; take appropriate action for abnormal results.

Inventory and store sterile instruments, equipment and supplies; restock or re-supply as necessary to maintain appropriate par levels.

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment OR equivalent education/experience.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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